List some of the problems faced by epigraphists.

Some of the problems faced by the epigraphists and the limitations of the inscriptional evidence are:

  1. There can be technical limitations as the letters are faintly engraved which can make the reconstruction really tough.
  2. The damaging of the inscriptions and the missing of important letters are also one of the important limitation.
  3. The deciphering of the inscriptions is not an easy task and sometimes there can be irregularity in the meaning of the text.
  4. All the important political and economical activities are not mentioned in the inscriptions that makes them not a comprehensive source of information.
  5. Inscriptions can be biased and can be based on the perception of the individual writers who commissioned them.

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